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Brewed by Harviestoun
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Alva, Central, Scotland

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 849   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered.
"Bottled with approximately 1/3rd less Carbon Dioxide than most beers. This results in a fresher more natural tasting beer. Combines Hallertau Hersbrücker with Challenger. Late hopped with Styrian Goldings, which gives a sharpness like the twist of a lemon."


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
garthicus (2905) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 18, 2007
Sweet scent, small head, a hoppy, fresh, exciting taste with a mild aftertaste, perhaps a little caramel-like. One for the cellar and one to be enjoyed with friends.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (13978) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 6, 2007
Aroma of malt and grassy hop - something of a light roasted note. Golden amber color with virtually no head. Starts with a light toasted malt effect, mixed with citrus. Finishes dry and bitter. It’s more complicated than the foregoing indicates. Nice smell, nice taste. Nice bitter finish. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
doubelknv3 (1081) - Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2007 Clean gold with a thin head. Malt and grainy aroma. Citrus, mild malts, hops in the flavour..nice balance. Smooth and refreshins session beer,

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (7174) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 4, 2007
Bottled (500ml). –Pours a golden colour with a small white head and oily floral (rose) nose. Nice fresh and aromatic hop aroma with notes of herbs, lemon and orange. Pleasant light sweet finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
taunusmies (350) - FINLAND - MAR 24, 2007
Golden colour, looks clear in the glass. Aroma is fruity and hoppy. Also some citrus. Mouthfeel is light and nicely bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 14, 2007
Pours a clear amble, with a white bubbly head. Strong hoppy aroma with plenty of citrus fruit. Smooth on the palate, releasing caramal malty flavour at first, but then overtaken by stronger citrus fruits (especially lemon). The finish brings a more grassy hop flavour and long bitterness. Nearly as good as the cask version.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21037) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 7, 2007
Ligth golden colour with a hoppy nose, quite bitter with serious hints of grapefruit.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (13076) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Bottle poured a clear yellow with a small lingering white head. Aromas of bread, light citrus and a hint of earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread, lemon, light carmel and a hint of earthiness with a crisp lingering bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rune (11047) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2007
500ml bottle from Sainsbury’s, Holborn. Shared with my friends at a hotel room in Kings Cross. Clear golden in body colour under a creamy, white head retention. Aromatic floral hops. Fruit cocktail flavour with notes of lemon, grapefruit, orange and melon. Nice bitter ending. Zesty and refreshing drinkability. Very moreish (01.02.2007).

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
entropy1049 (40) - Oxford, Iowa, USA - FEB 5, 2007
Pours clear amber with a fast-fading white head. Aroma is almost nonexistant, perhaps a little hops-a little citrus. Some carbonation, light in the mouth with some kind of lemony notes, some grass...balence definately tilted away from malts...nice bitter finish...Very refreshing, this would be a superb "good hot day" brew or a fine session ale.


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